Instant coffee is made from brewed coffee that has had the water removed. To make instant coffee, simply add one teaspoon of powder to a cup of warm water.

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Instant Coffee: Good or Bad?

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Instant coffee is full of powerful antioxidants. It may even contain higher amounts of some antioxidants than other types of coffee.

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Caffeine is the most widely consumed stimulant in the world, and coffee is its biggest dietary source. A cup of instant coffee containing one teaspoon of powder generally contains 30–90 mg of caffeine, while regular coffee contains 70–140 mg per cup.

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Acrylamide is a potentially harmful chemical that forms when coffee beans are roasted. Instant coffee contains up to twice as much acrylamide as regular coffee, but this amount is still lower than the amount considered to be harmful.

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Instant coffee offers most of the same health benefits as regular coffee.

Drinking instant coffee may:

  • Enhance brain function. 
  • Boost metabolism. 
  • Reduce disease risk. 
  • Decrease diabetes risk. 
  • Improve liver health. 
  • Improve mental health. 
  • Promote longevity.

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Overall, instant coffee is a healthy, low-calorie beverage that is linked to the same health benefits as other types of coffee.

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